Vacancy

Chief of Party – COP

Counterpart International

Counterpart International is recruiting a Chief of Party - COP, to be based in Maputo.

Duties
  • The program will improve the institutional capacity Mozambique civil society organizations (CSOs) as well as their ability to advocate to and collaborate with government entities to enhance and promote transparency and accountability in the delivery of targeted public services in various sectors including but not limited to health/HIV, education, sustainable livelihoods and environment
  • The COP position will represent Counterpart to USAID, local and national partners, and other relevant donor organizations in Mozambique
  • The COP will provide overall vision and technical leadership, provide financial and administrative oversight, and day-to-day management of the program
  • The COP will also oversee staff management and development and ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting to the donor and communications with key stakeholders
  • Provide vision, leadership, strategic management and oversight of program implementation
  • Ensure program design integrates Counterpart’s best practices, models and tools from similar projects
  • Manage, and provide mentoring and professional development support to project staff, with emphasis on building capacity of national staff
  • Oversee all administrative, contracting, hiring, recruitment, and logistical aspects of the program
  • Coordinate activities between the field office and Counterpart headquarters
  • Ensure the highest quality of project monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and communications
  • Assume financial accountability and ensure compliance with Counterpart and USAID rules and regulations, particularly with respect to financial and grant management
  • Provide technical assistance to local CSO and government partners
  • Serve as primary liaison to USAID, local and national governmental authorities, local nongovernmental organizations, community organizations, and other donor organizations
Requisites
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a related field, such as international development, political science, public health or policy; a Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of fifteen years of civil society or governance field experience, preferably in Mozambique or sub-Saharan Africa
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible management experience
  • Demonstrated expertise in two or more of the following areas: civil society/CSO capacity building, civic engagement, government accountability, health/HIV, education, sustainable livelihoods or environment
  • Commitment to championing social inclusion across programming, such as gender integration and inclusion of women, youth, ethnic and religious minorities, and other marginalized communities
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, training, and team-building
  • Strong multicultural, interpersonal, communication and supervision skills
  • Proven ability to work at the highest levels with government and non-government partners
  • Knowledge of USAID rules and regulations, and previous experience in managing complex USG or bilateral donor-funded projects with sub-grants portfolio strongly preferred
  • Professional level speaking, reading, and writing in English and Portuguese is required
Notes
  • Only short listed applicants will be contacted
This vacancy is no longer accepting applications

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  • Published 28.10.2015
  • Expires 08.11.2015
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